Fix the Einbunpin Lagoon

Principal Petitioner Jared Cassidy, Sandgate
Date Closed Wed, 02 May 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 180 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor the need to invest in a plan to save Sandgate's iconic Einbunpin Lagoon. The Einbunpin Lagoon has been at the centre of Sandgate's commercial hub since the turn of the 19th century. It has played an important role in the community for recreation and also as a water and food source for Aboriginal people long before European Settlement. Having been altered significantly in the 1950s with its only water source being run-off rain water from nearby streets, the health of the lagoon is of significant concern to the community. Hotter, drier winters and sporadic rain means the level and quality of the water in our lagoon is suffering. Council developed a draft management plan in 2005 which proposed a natural wetland filtration area and more natural lagoon walls, planted with native vegetation. This plan would help to address ongoing blue-green algae outbreaks and general water quality and turbidity. This lagoon is much loved by the people of Sandgate and surrounding suburbs and with an investment in its future, generations to come will be able to enjoy it too.

Your petitioners therefore request funding in the 2018-19 Brisbane City Council budget to design and implement a plan for a full wall replacement, natural filtration area and ongoing maintenance to ensure the Einbunpin Lagoon survives for generations to come.

Council response